A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.
The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family practice, as well as an excess stock of stress.Written by
The dancer at the beginning was a last minute replacement, when the one who was originally cast never showed up. See more »
When discussing the value of the gold, Vitti says: "$350 an ounce, 16 ounces to the pound, 90 pounds to the bar." Precious metals are measured in Troy weight in which there are twelve ounces per pound not sixteen as in the Avoirdupois system. See more »
How did he know about the money? And how did he know that Tony Cisco got popped? We didn't find out about it till this morning.
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Analyze That (2002): Incarcerated mobster Paul Vitti (Robert DeNiro, who is first seen dancing around on a tabletop like a lunatic and singing songs from "West Side Story") is released into the custody of his hapless psychiatrist, Dr. Ben Sobel (Billy Crystal), and predictable, allegedly humorous hijinks ensue. Somehow it was considered a smart move to include a heist-caper subplot that honestly expects viewers to believe that Sobel, Vitti and his mob friends (all equipped with thousand-dollar suits and standard New Yawker accents) are going to form a cohesive unit and attempt to rip off an armored truck containing millions of dollars in gold bullion. It's unfortunate that neither Dr. Sobel nor director Harold Ramis can solve the identity crisis that outright cripples this movie, because it can't decide if it wants to be a hysterical knee-slapper or a straightfaced crime drama. It succeeds at neither. In fact, this same nonsense was pulled in "Showtime" (which also starred DeNiro), and look how that wreck turned out. Another strained subplot puts Vitti in the public eye as he serves as a consultant on a "Sopranos"-style TV show despite his complaining to Sobel that someone is out to kill him and that he was almost offed in prison. Do make sure to sit through the closing credits, where compensation for the squandering of Crystal's and DeNiro's talents comes in the form of the long-overdue laughs that should have been reserved for the actual movie instead. 5/10
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